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Honor Hill Farms Announced as Presenting Sponsor of 2021 USEF Pony Finals

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 3, 2021, 1:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to welcome Honor Hill Farms as the presenting sponsor of the 2021 USEF Pony Finals, which will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park August 9-15. As one of America’s most prestigious events for ponies and their riders, Pony Finals draws youth equestrians and their families from across the country for a week of fun, camaraderie, and competition. “I am committed to providing these children an exceptional experience each year, especially...

Call for Media Credential Applications: 2021 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Honor Hill Farms

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 7, 2021, 12:10 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms will take place August 10-15, 2021, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Members of the media who would like to request credentials to cover the event should submit a completed application form by July 26, 2021. In 2019, over 800 ponies from across the country came to the Kentucky Horse Park to compete with their youth riders in hunter, jumper, and equitation classes. The 2021 USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor...

2021 Emerson Burr Horsemanship Grant Competition Opportunities

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 18, 2021, 2:01 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce that five competitions have committed to hosting the 2021 Emerson Burr Horsemanship Grant program at the zone level. Each zone-level winner will receive a $100 grant, to be used towards education- or equestrian-related expenses. The national competition is held at USEF Pony Finals annually, where winners receive a $500 grant to be used towards education-related expenses. Host competitions, listed by zone, are as follows: Zone 3 : NCHJA...

Grassroots to Grand Champion: National Breeds and Disciplines Council 101 and Looking at the Year Ahead

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 15, 2021, 8:27 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The national breeds and non-FEI disciplines are a diverse group, represented within US Equestrian by the National Breeds and Disciplines Council (NBDC) and the National Sport department. “Grassroots to Grand Champion” explained the role of the NBDC, reviewed wins and challenges throughout 2020, and shared US Equestrian’s 2021 goals for the national breeds and non-FEI disciplines during the virtual 2021 US Equestrian Annual Meeting . Panelists included...

Five USEF Advanced Pony and Intermediate Combined Driving National Champions Crowned at Katydid CDE

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 26, 2021, 9:19 AM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. – It was a great week of competition at the Katydid Combined Driving Event at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. Bad weather on Saturday resulted in a schedule change with all dressage tests taking place on Thursday and the marathon day moving to Friday. After a day off on Saturday, Sunday’s cones phase decided the final results. Five USEF Advanced Pony and Intermediate Combined Driving National Championship titles were awarded at Tryon. USEF Advanced...

USEF Advanced Pony and Intermediate Combined Driving National Championships Underway at Katydid CDE

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 22, 2021, 9:29 AM EST

Yvette Harris, defending USEF Intermediate Pair Pony Horse Combined Driving National Champion (MbDixon Photography) Mill Spring, N.C. – The Katydid Combined Driving Event at the Tryon International Equestrian Center is ready to begin following the horse inspection. Running from April 22-25 in Tryon, N.C., the Katydid CDE presents the action of the USEF Advanced Pony and Intermediate Combined Driving National Championships. Six national championship titles are up for grabs in Tryon. USEF...

US Equestrian Announces Combinations for Two FEI Driving World Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 9, 2021, 4:45 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the combinations selected to represent the U.S. Driving Team at two FEI World Driving Championships. The FEI Para Driving World Championship for Singles will take place August 5-8 in Schildau, Germany, and Marcie Quist will serve as the chef d’equipe. The FEI Driving World Championship for Ponies will take place September 16-19 in Le Pin au Haras, France, and Tracey Morgan will serve as the chef d’equipe. FEI Para Driving...

Three USEF Preliminary Combined Driving National Champions Crowned at Grand Oaks CDE

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 31, 2021, 5:54 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Competitors in the USEF Preliminary Combined Driving National Championships displayed their skill at the Grand Oaks Combined Driving Event (CDE). Barbara Sims, Phillip Odden, and Raymond Helmuth took home national championship titles in their respective divisions after delivering top performances at the Grand Oaks Resort in Weirsdale, Fla. USEF Preliminary Single Pony Combined Driving National Championship Barbara Sims, USEF Preliminary Single Pony Combined Driving...

USEF Preliminary Combined Driving National Championships Set to Begin at Grand Oaks CDE

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 28, 2021, 3:58 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The USEF Preliminary Combined Driving National Championships are ready to begin at the Grand Oaks Combined Driving Event (CDE), running January 28-31. The lovely Grand Oaks Resort in Weirsdale, Fla., will host the first set of 2021 USEF Combined Driving National Championships. A total of 15 entries in three preliminary divisions will vie for one of the national championship titles. USEF Preliminary Single Pony Combined Driving National Championship Six driver-pony...

US Equestrian Driving News – March 2021

by US Equestrian Driving | Mar 12, 2021, 1:00 PM EST

Driving Sport Committee News US Equestrian welcomes the following new members to the Driving Sport Committee which oversees the FEI Non-Olympic discipline of Combined Driving at USEF: Anna Koopman, a PATH-certified instructor as well as active driver. John Porter, an FEI Driving Steward and Organizer. Steve Wilson, a four-time Advanced Pair horse National Champion and two-time US Team driver. Additionally, USEF President Thomas O’Mara requested letters of motivation from Driving Sport...